Vacancy: Kaitauwhiro (Social Worker in Schools) Anglican Family Care

Kaitauwhiro (Social Worker in Schools)
– Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Otepoti

Anglican Family Care is currently seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic Kaitauwhiro (Social Worker in Schools) – Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Otepoti. We are looking for someone who will share our passion for ensuring tamariki are safe and whanau are supported. The successful applicant will foster and support the philosophy of Te Aho Matua within Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Otepoti.

The position is a permanent 7.5 hours per week position.

About Anglican Family Care:

We have been providing social services in Otago for over forty years, working with tamariki and their whanau. We have the responsibility for delivering:

  • Social services and counselling support to tamariki and whanau
  • Family Start programme
  • Restorative Justice
  • A strong brand and community relationships

About the position:

The Kaitauwhiro programme is delivered locally by Anglican Family Care but is a national initiative which contributes to the Government’s strategic social services goals to:

  • Achieve well-being for tamariki
  • Strengthen whanau
  • Assist whanau to meet their care and support responsibilities in respect of their tamariki

The objectives of Kaitauwhiro:

  • To provide easily accessible early intervention and preventive service by basing the social worker in Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Otepoti
  • To provide early help to tamariki and whanau in order to prevent problems becoming more serious and difficult to overcome
  • The service utilises a strengths based social work approach that focuses on developing strengths in whanau utilising Māori models of practice

The ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • Fluent in Te Reo Maori and proficient in Tikanga Māori
  • A social work qualification recognised by the NZ Social Work Registration Board
  • Sound understanding of parenting and child development
  • An understanding of Care and Protection principles and the CYP&F Act 1989
  • Good knowledge of community resources and an ability to develop networks particularly in the Māori community
  • Experience working with whanau who need support with complex and often stressful situations
  • Sound computer and database skills
  • Current driver licence

If you want an opportunity to work in an organisation that really makes a difference in the quality of lives of tamariki and their whanau in Otago, then this role is for you.

You will be required to pass a police check.

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and a CV via seek by 5 pm Wednesday, 3 May 2017 through Seek 

Vacancy: Family/Whanau Workers @ Anglican Family Care

Anglican Family Care is currently seeking two dynamic, enthusiastic Family/Whanau workers to join our Family Start team in Dunedin. We are looking for people who have experience in working with children and families and who will share our passion for ensuring children are safe and families are supported.

The positions are both 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday

Find out more on Seek

About Anglican Family Care:

We have been providing social services in Otago for over forty years, working with children and their families. We have the responsibility for delivering:

  • Social services and counselling support to children and families
  • Family Start programme
  • Restorative Justice
  • A strong brand and community relationships

About the position:

Family Start is a home visiting programme that focuses on improving children’s growth and health, learning and relationships, family circumstances, environment and safety.  Family Start begins to support babies and their parents/caregivers early – before the baby’s birth or in their first year.

Anglican Family Care supports families/whanau to access a comprehensive range of welfare, health, education and other necessary services appropriate to their needs.

The ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • A tertiary qualification in one of Social Work, Early Childhood Education or Nursing
  • Knowledge of parenting and child development
  • An understanding of Care and Protection principles and the CYP&F Act 1989
  • Good knowledge of community resources and an ability to develop networks, particularly in the Maori and Pacific Island communities
  • Experience working with families who need support with complex and often stressful situations
  • Sound computer and data base skills
  • Current driver licence

If you want an opportunity to work in an organisation that really makes a difference in the quality of lives of children and their families in Otago, then this role is for you.

You will be required to pass a police check.

Find out more and apply on Seek

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and a CV via seek by 5pm Friday, 27 January. 

Vacancy: Social Worker Manager @ Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora

Whaiora Mō Tātou

Well-being For All

Social Worker Manager

Do you want to make a lasting contribution to the wellbeing of whānau in the community? Are you motivated by supporting others to achieve better Health outcomes?

Would you like to be part of a dynamic and diverse Whānau Ora team of kaimahi providing quality services within a Kaupapa Māori Organisation? Then we would like to hear from you.

Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora is requesting applications for the position of Social Work Manager. Please note that this position is fixed term, part-time. As the Social Work Manager you will need to be registered and have a well-grounded Social Work practice background with the appropriate post graduate qualifications.

A strong commitment to professional development and whanau/family quality care is desirable.

Experience in working within Māori environments e.g. NGO’s, Māori Providers and communities, tikaka and Te Reo an advantage. The ability to work effectively in a wide range of cultural settings is preferable.

What we can provide is a whānau friendly working environment, opportunities to extend through professional development, and lots of interesting experiences.

Please contact Rebecca for a Job Description and application details.

Applications close 4pm on Friday 27th January 2017

reception@araiteuru.co.nz

Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora

25 College Street

Caversham

P.O. Box 5626

DUNEDIN

Phone (03) 471 9960; Fax (03) 471 9962

Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora’s aim is Whānau Ora – supporting Whānau to develop their own strengths and resilience.

Job Vacancy: Kaimahi/Social Worker @ Gore Women’s Refuge, Te Whare Piringa O Marua Wai

gwrGore Women’s Refuge is seeking a passionate and skilled kaimahi/social worker to join our team working with families and whanau who experience family violence.

This is a varied position as our services include crisis intervention, emergency accommodation, outreach services to Eastern and Northern Southland and West and South Otago, women’s and children education programmes and working with families who are transitioning to living free from violence.

The ideal candidate would need to have:

  • A relevant social service degree or be working towards one
  • An understanding of the dynamics of family violence
  • An understanding of and commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi
  • Clear professional boundaries
  • Non-judgmental manner
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement
  • The ability to work independently and part of a team
  • Full clean driver’s licence

Position hours are flexible depending on the successful applicant. Appointment is subject to Police vetting.

For further information, for a copy of the job description or to apply please contact:

The Manager – Hannah Bain

Ph: 03 208 8384

Email: hannah@gorerefuge.org.nz

Postal Address: P.O. Box 357, Gore.

 Applications close 9 December 2016.